A local guide to move in Friern Barnet

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Friern Barnet is a suburban area within the London Borough of Barnet, 7.4 miles (11.9 km) north of Charing Cross. Its centre is formed by the busy intersection of Colney Hatch Lane, Woodhouse Road and Friern Barnet Road. “

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Friern Barnet?

There are always activities happening in lively Friern Barnet. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Friern Barnet page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Friern Barnet snapshot.

In the city of Friern Barnet, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Friern Barnet? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Friern Barnet to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Galleries and Museums

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Friern Barnet through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page


Friern Barnet has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
PAYA Cuisine (Friern Barnet) 22 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 83
The Oak Chinese – Barnet 109 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 136
Spicy Thai, Thai Restaurant Barnet Agua Clara House, 107 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 220
Wonder Food 95 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 66
Chilli Tuk Tuk – North Finchley 11, Halliwick Court Parade, Woodhouse Road, London 4.3 94
Oriental Master Chef 189 Woodhouse Road, London 4.3 87
Subway Friern Bridge Retail Park, London 4.3 178
Da Franco Ristorante Italiano 30, Queens Parade, Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 342
Boulevard 115 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 367
Woodhouse Tandoori 219 Woodhouse Road, London 4.3 54
Pizza Go Go Friern Barnet 12, Halliwick court, Woodhouse Road, London 4.3 103
Plazza Pizza 3, The Broadway, Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 132
5 pals Friern Barnet 24 Queens Parade Close, London 4.3 60
Harmony Café 25 Queens Parade Close, London 4.3 72
Keto Thai Kitchen Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 5
Diony & Adam 31 Queens Parade Close, London 4.3 70
Uri’s Kitchen 36 Queens Parade Close, London 4.3 N/A
CHANDELIER 36 Queens Parade Close, London 4.3 132
N11 3EU Shiraz pizza&kebab 97 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 12
Pizza klub grill house 97 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.3 4


As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Friern Barnet – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Friern Barnet.

Pub name Name Address Description
Ranelagh 82 Bounds Green Road Bounds Green N11 2EU Impressive looking pub with a large, pleasant garden with a traditional wood-panelled interior, open fire in winter months. The beers available can change, has also had Adnams Broadside, Greene King IPA, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Wychwood Left Back. Occasional tap takeovers which seems to focus on “craft keg” beers, see their website for details and for their menus.
Springfield Tavern 133 Bounds Green Road London N11 2PP The newly refurbished Springfield Bar & Grill opened on September 27th 2013 but it now trades as The Springfield Tavern. It’s a great local for everybody in the Bounds Green area, showing all major live sports action and with live music at weekends – see their social media channels for details. It also has a Thai food offering – see website for full details. The new layout and decor is very impressive. It has lots of comfortable seating, its warm, clean and fresh.
Arnos Arms 338 Bowes Road New Southgate N11 1AN Emerging from Arnos Grove tube station, turn left and you can’t miss it. Formerly a Harvester, it is now being operated by Dan Fox, late of the Bull in Highgate, then the Bohemia /London Brewing Company. As well as ever-changing cask beers, prominently on display as you enter, there are eight craft kegs. However, they may only have one cask beer on offer to maintain standards. It is a large impressive building with seating outside on the front terrace. Inside it has been imaginatively refurbished, retaining a dining area to the left as you enter. But there is ample space for those that just want to enjoy a beer or two. Which is now something that can be heartily recommended. Bar billiards, table football, pin ball machine and traditional board games will keep all entertained, young and old! The three guest beers on opening night in late June 2017 were Redemption Trinity, Windsor&Eton Parklife and Thornbridge Wild Swan. But by mid June 2019, there was often only one real ale on offer.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Friern Barnet, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 90 Mansell Street, London 3.6 98
Tesco Express 158-164 Bishopsgate, London 3.3 219
Waitrose & Partners 41 Thomas More Street, London 4 708
Quality Food London Ltd 125-127 Cannon Street Road, London 4.2 412
Sainsbury’s Local 33 Mansell Street, London 3.7 151
Tesco Express 142 Houndsditch, Aldgate, London 3.4 66
Tesco Express Aldgate E Tube, London 3.2 73
Tesco Express Saint Katharine’s Way, London 4.1 93
Tesco Express 45 Whitechapel Road, London 2.9 83
M&S Simply Food Unit C, The More Bridge, More London Place, London 4.2 404
M&S Foodhall Bishopsgate Eastbourne Road 11, London 4.4 139
Tesco Express 4 Fieldgate Street, London 2.9 176
Tesco Express 120 Old Broad Street, London 3.1 37
Little Waitrose & Partners 41-46 King William Street, London 4.2 300
Tesco Express 6 Eastcheap, London 3.5 115
Tesco Express 125 Tooley Street, London 3.8 216
Taj Stores 112 Brick Lane, London 4.2 800
Sainsbury’s Local 31 Bell Lane, London 3.7 69
Buy Foods Supermarket Tower Bridge 84 Royal Mint Street, London 4.7 48
Amazon Fresh Unit 1, NW Block Goodman’s Field, London 4.3 220

Gyms in Friern Barnet

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Friern Barnet could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Parks and green spaces in Friern Barnet

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Friern Barnet is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The facilities you might need in Friern Barnet

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Friern Barnet name before moving in the neighbourhood.

What schools are in the area of Friern Barnet?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Friern Barnet. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nuffield Health Friern Barnet Fitness & Wellbeing Gym Princess Park Manor, 264 Royal Drive, London 3.6 218
The Compton School Summers Lane, London 2.5 26
Wren Academy Finchley Hilton Avenue, London 3.6 60
Kumon Maths & English St John’s Church Hall, Friern Barnet Road, London 5 6
Dwight School London – Spahn Building (Senior School) Friern Barnet Road, London 4.4 8
Finchley, Barnet and Friern Barnet Guitar 6, hartland court, Hartland Road, London N/A N/A
Apple Day Nursery Appledore House, Kennard Mansions, Friern Barnet Road, London 4 23
Puddleducks New Southgate House r, o, Puddleducks, 75 Friern Barnet Road, London 4.5 17
Arundel Court Woodhouse Road, London N/A N/A
Friern Barnet School Hemington Avenue, London 3.3 33
Razzamataz Theatre School Barnet Wren Academy Finchley, Hilton Avenue, London 5 16
Holly Park Primary School Bellevue Road, London 3.2 10
Bright Horizons New Southgate Day Nursery and Preschool 60 Beaconsfield Road, London 4.6 11
St John’s C Of E Primary School Crescent Road, London 4 6
St Pauls C Of E Primary School The Avenue, London 4.9 8
Kiddicare Nursery 2b Friern Barnet Road, London N/A N/A
フライアンバーネット 26 Hemington Avenue, London N/A N/A
Tamar Andrusier Piano Teacher 80 Glenthorne Road, London N/A N/A
London Swimming Academy Saint Johns C of E Primary School, Crescent Road, London 2.3 6
Dwight School London – Jubilee Building (Senior School) 6 Friern Barnet Lane, London N/A N/A

Post offices in Friern Barnet

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Friern Barnet provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Friern Barnet Post Office 215, 217 Woodhouse Road, London 4.1 87
Amazon Locker – loic New Southgate, Arnos Grove, London 0 0
Arnos Grove Post Office 468 Bowes Road, London 4.6 67
Post Box – New Southgate 82 Brunswick Way, London 5 1

Tube & Train stations in and around Friern Barnet

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Friern Barnet to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
New Southgate United Kingdom 3.3 23

Health amenities that are in Friern Barnet

Friern Barnet has 5 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Clinic for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 20 Ramsden Road, London N/A N/A
San Jose – Tienda para Mascotas 10 Firs Avenue, London N/A N/A
CaspyMed 10 Firs Avenue, London N/A N/A
Overcoming OCD 45B Stanford Road, London N/A N/A
Medstar Clinic Holly Park Road, London 4.7 79

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You could find your new neighbourhood in an area that is nearby and similar to Friern Barnet. Check out some of our other guides on places nearby so you’re sure your ideal place to buy a property isn’t next door.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
Bowes Park See the guide here
Bounds Green See the guide here
New Southgate See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here
Arnos Grove See the guide here
Forestdale See the guide here
Palmers Green See the guide here
Southgate See the guide here
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here
Fortis Green See the guide here
Muswell Hill See the guide here
East Finchley See the guide here
Finchley Central See the guide here
Bowes Park See the guide here
Bounds Green See the guide here
New Southgate See the guide here
North Finchley See the guide here
Woodside Park See the guide here
Arnos Grove See the guide here
Forestdale See the guide here
Palmers Green See the guide here
Southgate See the guide here
Oakleigh Park See the guide here
Totteridge See the guide here
Whetstone See the guide here
East Barnet See the guide here

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